Tried to give our ears some positive songs this morning: Karl Denson’s new one Brother’s Keeper, Sly the Family Stone You Can Make It If You Really Try, The Brass Kings When the Springtime Comes and the like. Also played songs from Teddy Pendergrass and Jay Reatard, as small thanks for sharing their creativity with the world. Both too young to have left us.
Filling in for a busy Johnny D this week, Rocket Ship’s d.j. cozy little takes you around the world, from Jamaica (Glen Brown, Twinkle Bros.) to Brazil (São Paolo Ska Jazz, Sergio Mendez) to Russia (Cabernet Deneuve, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review) to Australia (Jamaica’s Skatalites’ most recent!) to Japan (Little Tempo, Shiina Ringo) and beyond (International Observer)!
Another strange, heavy, dubwise mix inna Echo Chamber. New dub with a heavy African jazz groove from the Red Earth Collective; the Mondomix “Free Lapiro” benefit compilation and the “World Consciousness Unification Project – V.1” were among the new items.